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God of War Ragnarok stays at the top | UK Boxed Charts

It was a very uneventful week at UK retail

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God of War Ragnarok retained its No.1 spot in the first UK physical charts of 2023.

Sony Santa Monica's hit had ended 2022 on top, and is starting the new year strongly, despite sales being down 36% week-on-week.

Most of the top ten was unchanged, with FIFA 23 maintaining its second spot despite sales decreasing 49%.

It was a very quiet week at retail, without any new release, so physical unit sales across the market were down 47% week-on-week, having already dropped 52% the week before.

In 2022, UK games sales dropped 6% overall and console sales plunged 29%. You can read more in our UK Annual Report on this page.

Here is the GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending January 7, 2023:

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 God of War Ragnarok
2 2 FIFA 23
4 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3 4 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
5 5 Pokémon Violet
6 6 Nintendo Switch Sports
7 7 Pokémon Scarlet
8 8 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
9 9 Minecraft (Switch)
16 10 New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe

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Marie Dealessandri joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016 at B2B magazine MCV. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack.